Thursday, April 10, 2008

Game 9: Cubs 7 Pirates 3

There is, as I'm sure many of you are aware, a Law of Cartoon Physics. It applies to any suspending of the laws of physics in favor of humor in cartoons. Certainly, the best known of these laws is that gravity is always suspended until the character notices that he's run off of the edge of a cliff, at which point, the character falls to their doom. Tonight, Matt Morris was quietly cruising along with a decent start until the sixth inning. At that point, I noticed he was having a decent little start and things quickly came crashing down as Geovany Soto, Reed Johnson, and Mark Fontenot (you know, the, erm, heart of the Cubs' order) began teeing off on Morris and things quickly got ugly.

About the only bright spots I can find in this game are that Morris and Evan Meek gave the bullpen the night off, Evan Meek wasn't embarrassingly awful, and Nate McLouth continues to hit like his bleach blonde hair is on fire. Beyond that? Well, we're nine games into the season and the Pirates are 3-6. Kind of a familiar feeling, isn't it?